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American English: /ˌənˈrɛdi/
British English: /ʌnˈrɛdi/


  • (usually predicative) to be unready to + infinitive
    no estar preparado para + infinitive
    they were unready for the invasion
    la invasión los halló desprevenidos
    no estaban preparados para la invasión
    Example sentences
    • Built in Glasgow in 1910, this vessel tramped her way around the globe for the next three decades, until she was requisitioned by an Admiralty hurriedly preparing for a war it was desperately unready to fight.
    • Despite his ten billion years of preparation, he found himself to be unready.
    • Although his previous sailing experience was limited, his boat unready and the electronic gadgetry of his own design unfinished and untested, Crowhurst had managed to persuade everyone to regard him as a serious contender.

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